Dwell Home Venice has exterior walls wrapped in Tyvek weather barrier followed by two layers of black paper.
Roofing plays an important role in sealing and waterproofing all homes. Dwell Home Venice features intensive and extensive green roofs in addition to standard built-up roofs. The installation of roofing materials requires integration with other building trades such as exterior wall waterproofing materials and also coping on the top of parapets, and so, on this project the roofing was completed in phases.
Versiflex PVC roofing was selected primarily for its cost-effective durability. Versiflex has three layers—a PVC polymer bottom ply, a polyester-reinforced fabric scrim, and a tough thermoplastic PVC-compounded top ply. For warranty purposes it is important that the material is installed according to manufacturer guidelines. Experts at JT Harris installed the roofing system at Dwell Home Venice.
Michael Sylvester is a writer who lives in both Los Angeles and an aisle seat, preferably in the exit row. On his pilgrimage to Dan Rockhill's Studio 804 in Lawrence, Kansas, to see its fabled prefab projects, he was feeling a bit self conscious being a Left Coast vegetarian in steak country. "In addition to their cool prefabs, there was a great vegan restaurant downtown. Who doesn't enjoy mixing good architecture with good food?" he says.